Solar powers Green Globes Awards

A Sydney not-for-profit investment company that’s raised some $3 million to assist solar power installations cleaned up at tonight’s Green Globe Awards.

ClearSky Solar Investments won the prestigious Premier’s Award for Environmental Excellence, the Climate Change Leadership Award and the Community Leadership Award and was a finalist in the Innovation category.

“This company is one of the State’s environmental business success stories based on the fact that solar power makes good sense economically and environmentally,” Minister Upton said.

“The Sustainability Champion Award went to Ed Maher from Charles Sturt University and Jackie Ruddock from fashion manufacturer The Social Outfit.

“Ed is the university’s Green Manager and was responsible for it becoming the first carbon neutral university in Australia.

“Jackie has pioneered ethical fashion and has built a business focused on inclusion and sustainable clothing production.”

Sustainable agriculture advocate and young Australian of the year finalist Anika Molesworth from Griffith took home the 2018 Young Sustainability Champion award.

“After seeing her family’s sheep farm struggle through a decade-long drought, she focused her education and began a career building resilience in fragile farming systems,” Ms Upton said.

“I would also like to congratulate the Lord Howe Island Board who received the Regional Sustainability Award for protecting Australia’s World Heritage island from invasive weeds over several decades.”

For further details about all the winners, the projects and their locations please visit: Green Globe Awards

2018 Green Globe Awards winners group photo with Minister for the Environment, Gabrielle Upton

2018 Green Globe Awards winners with the Minister for the Environment, Gabrielle Upton